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WELCOME A Message from the Coach Welcome to James Madison volleyball! As a brand new staff, we could not be more excited to be here and continue to grow the great tradition that is JMU volleyball. Our program is built on talented athletes who have the drive and desire to be the very best. We work year in and year out to win the CAA conference title and to compete in the NCAA tournament. James Madison University takes pride in offering the best experience possible for our student-athletes. We are located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, where breath-taking mountain views are an everyday occurrence. JMU offers first-class academics, with numerJMU Coca-Cola Classic ous national rankings in several majors. The Athletic 27 UNC Asheville vs. Davidson . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Performance Center is second to none, offering students Aug. Aug. 27 Stetson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. every opportunity to be successful in the classroom. We Aug. 28 Stetson vs. Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. Aug. 28 UNC Asheville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. have dedicated staff prepared to help you reach your Aug. 28 Stetson vs. UNC Asheville . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. full potential as a student and as an athlete. We are Aug. 28 Davidson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. passionate about helping you to be your very best both Cincinnati Bearcat Invitational on and off the court. It is important for us to see our Sept. 3 vs. Murray State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. student-athletes graduate from JMU with a successful Sept. 4 at Cincinnati. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Sept. 4 vs. Kent State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. volleyball career as well as a high quality degree.

2010 Schedule

We have big dreams for the program and hope that one day you will be able to help achieve them! We invite you to come see firsthand everything that James Madison has to offer.

JMU Days Inn Invitational Sept. 10 Delaware State vs. Lehigh . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sept. 10 Loyola (Md.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Loyola (Md.) vs. Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. Sept. 11 Delaware State. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Loyola (Md.) vs. Delaware State. . . . 5 p.m. Sept. 11 Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

Go Dukes!

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at Liberty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.

Chattanooga Invitational Sept. 17 vs. Central Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sept. 18 vs. Belmont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at Chattanooga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. Sept. 21 Radford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Hofstra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Northeastern* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Oct. 8 UNC Wilmington* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 9 Georgia State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 15 VCU*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 16 William and Mary*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Norfolk State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. Oct. 23 George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at Georgia State*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at UNC Wilmington* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Nov. 12 Northeastern*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Nov. 13 Hofstra*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Nov. 19-22 CAA Championships (dates flexible), Highest Seed Hosts Home games in boldface and played in Sinclair Gymnasium Godwin Hall * Colonial Athletic Association opponent Game dates and times are subject to change. Go to jmusports.com for updated information.

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coaching staff Lauren Steinbrecher Head Coach First Season Georgia Tech ’05

• Hired as JMU’s head coach on January 25, 2010 • Came to Harrisonburg after three years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Kentucky • Identified in 2009 by the AVCA as one of the “30 best coaches in the country under the age of 30” • Helped Kentucky improve its record in each of her three seasons there • While at Kentucky, the Wildcats went 77-21 overall and 47-13 in the SEC • Landed the 13th-ranked recruiting class in the country in 2009 • Played four seasons of volleyball and two seasons of basketball at Georgia Tech • Led the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA Championships all four years during her career, including trips to the quarterfinals in 2003 and the round of 16 in 2004 • Won two ACC regular season championships (2003, 2004) and one ACC tournament (2002) • AVCA honorable mention All-American in 2003 • All-ACC in 2002 and 2003 and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2001 • ACC Honor Roll and Georgia Tech Dean’s List student • Ranks second in GT history in solo blocks, fifth in kills, fifth in kills per set, eighth in total blocks and ninth in block assists • Spent a year playing professionally in Almeria, Spain

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coaching staff Casey Steinbrecher Assistant Coach First Season Ball State ’02 (B.A), Dallas ’03 (M.S.)

• Joined JMU’s staff January 2010 • Previously served as an assistant coach at Georgetown College in Kentucky • Supervised individual training and served as the recruiting coordinator for the Tigers • Helped lead Georgetown to a 45-4 record and a national NAIA runner-up finish. • Was a middle hitter on Ball State’s club team from 1998-2002 • Honorable mention all-conference selection in 2002

Ron Sweet Assistant Coach First Season Phoenix ’09

• Joined JMU’s staff in March of 2010 • Joins the Dukes following seven seasons as head coach at Kishwaukee College in Illinois • Led Kishwaukee to three straight National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II national championships • Went 321-47 in seven seasons with the Kougars. • Two-time NJCAA National Coach of the Year • Coached 14 First Team AllAmericans, 12 First Team Academic All-Americans and seven AVCA first team All-Americans

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2010 Roster No. Name

Pos.

Elig.

Ht.

Hometown/High School/College

1

Natalie Abel

L/OH

r-So.

5-11

Washington, Pa./Trinity

2

Danielle Erb

OH

So.

6-0

Tampa, Fla./Plant

3

Katie Daorai

DS

Fr.

5-6

Tampa, Fla./Plant

5

Jessica Zeroual

MB

Sr.

6-1

Ottawa, Ont./De La Salle

6

Lindsay Callahan

RS/OH

Sr.

6-0

Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown

7

Megan Wiechmann

S

So.

6-0

Sunland, Calif./Village Christian

8

Kelly Maguire

MB

Fr.

6-3

Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central

9

Kelly Turner

MB

Jr.

5-11

Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central

10 Morgan Maddox

DS

Jr.

5-9

Leesburg, Va./Loudoun Valley

11 Haley Jacobsen

MB

So.

6-3

Winchester, Va./Sherando

12 Kelly Johnson

MB

Sr.

6-2

Charlotte, N.C./Providence

13 Meredith Riddell

RS

So.

6-0

Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown

14 Lauren Fanelli

S

Sr.

5-8

Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area/Colorado

15 Holly Wall

OH

Jr.

6-0

Kaukauna, Wisc./Kaukauna

16 Kristi Richardson

S

Fr.

6-1

Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage

Head Coach: Lauren Steinbrecher Assistant Coaches: Ron Sweet, Casey Steinbrecher Sr. Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach: Callye Williams, USAW, SCCC Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Stephanie Pikus Manager: Caitlin Papili

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athletes #6 Lindsay Callahan Senior Outside Hitter Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown Media Arts and Design major/ Computer Information Systems minor • Third player in JMU history to reach 1,000 kills as a junior • Second on the team with 266 kills (2.27 per set) as a junior • Recorded six double-doubles last season • Fourth all-time in JMU career kill average (3.26 per set) • Tied for the team lead with 24 aces • 12 games with 10 or more kills, seven games with 10 or more digs and five games with five or more assists • Career-high five aces, to go along with 10 kills, 11 digs and season-high seven blocks against Hampton • 12 kills, 16 assists and eight digs in first collegiate match as a setter • VaSID Academic All-State honoree • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • CAA All-Rookie Team in 2007 • Two-time CAA Rookie of the Week as a freshman • Ranked 10th in CAA and second for JMU in kill average with 3.35/gm in 2007 • Totaled fifth-most attack attempts in a season at JMU with 1,113 in 2007 • Totaled 423.5 points as a freshman (3.85/gm) • One JMU President’s List and four-time JMU Dean’s List • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete Why did you choose JMU?

Beautiful campus, great academics, and a solid volleyball program. Also, only four hours from home.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? E-hall, because the food is amazing and neverending. This is why it is also my least favorite place on campus.

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?

Competing and sharing the experience with my teammates.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to with JMU volleyball?

Going to the University of California, Berkeley was a really fun experience, I had never been to California before.

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athletes #14 Lauren Fanelli Senior Setter Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area/Univ. of Colorado Kinesiology major (Exercise Science) • Finished 2009 averaging 7.96 assists/set and with a total of 358 assists • Six matches with five or more digs and seven matches with two or more kills • 10 assists, season-high two blocks, and two kills against Morehead State • 47 assists and seven digs against East Tennessee State • Career-high 55 assists, six digs, three kills and four points against Duquesne • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete • Transfer from University of Colorado • 33 assists in eight sets with Buffaloes in ‘07 • Led Moon Area High School to 35-3 record in junior and senior seasons • First Team All-State as a senior with 752 assists • Four-year starting setter in high school with three First Team All-Section honors Why did you choose JMU? I loved the campus and the support athletics receives. I knew the academics would provide me with a lot of opportunities. What are your favorite things to do off the court?

Watch the Food Channel, sleepn and hang out with friends!

What do you want to accomplish in the 2010 season? Win the CAA tournament and make it to the dance!

What is the best advice you have received? Life is too important to be taken seriously.

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athletes #12 Kelly Johnson Senior Middle Blocker Charlotte, N.C./Providence Marketing/Public Relations major • Appeared in 13 matches, starting three, as a junior • Averaged .58 blocks/set and .45 kills/set • Four matches with two or more kills • Season-high three blocks at UMBC • Hit .500 with two blocks against William & Mary • Three kills, two assists, and three blocks against Norfolk State • Southwestern 4A All-Conference as a senior • High School was a two-time state champs and once runner-up • Two-time Junior Olympic participant What is your favorite…

Food: Anything chocolate. My sweet tooth gets me in trouble! Movie: Tristan and Isolde Song: Too many; can’t choose! Athlete: Michael Phelps

What is something unique about you?

I was classically trained in singing for almost 15 years.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

I am a huge fan of the East Campus Library. I have great views of campus, a coffee shop, and a quiet place to get work done.

What do you want to do after college?

Ultimately own my own Public Relations firm.

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athletes #5 Jessica Zeroual Senior Middle Blocker Ottawa, Ont./De La Salle International Affairs major/Humanitarian Affairs minor • Appeared in 30 matches, starting 25, as a junior • Accumulated 153 kills, with 1.43 per set, and 67 blocks last year • More than five kills in 11 matches and three or more blocks in 12 matches • All-Tournament Team in Charlotte 49er Tournament • Team-high four blocks against Morehead State • Nine kills, .529 hitting average, and a career-high five blocks against Chattanooga • Career and team-high 15 kills, 16 points, and a .565 hitting average against Duquesne • Career-high five blocks against Hampton • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • 2007 Ontario Championships All-Star Team member Why did you choose JMU?

I came to JMU to receive a prestigious education while competing for a CAA championship. JMU seems to offer a great balance of these two components while providing me with the opportunity to grow in other areas of my life.

What is your major?

International Affairs with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Humanitarian Affairs and Middle East Communities and Migration.

What is something unique about you? I speak three languages.

What is the best advice you have received?

Don’t let what you can’t do keep you from doing what you can. – Stephanie Waters

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athletes #10 Morgan Maddox

#9 Kelly Turner Junior Middle Blocker Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central Media Arts and Design major

Junior Defensive Specialist Leesburg, Va./Loudoun Valley Kinesiology/PrePhysical Therapy major

• Finished last season with 265 kills, 2.48 per set, and an average of .64 blocks per set

• Appeared in 7 matches and 16 sets as a sophomore

• Three double-doubles in kill and digs, and 10 or more kills in 12 matches

• Averaged 1.31 digs per set last season

• CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award

• JMU Dean’s List Spring 2009 and 2010

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

• CAA All-Rookie Team

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• Dean’s List Fall 2009

• 759 career digs in three scholastic seasons

• Three-time high school All-State selection in New York

• As a senior, First Team All-District and Second Team AllRegion

• Three-time Empire State Games Gold Medalist

• Vikings won two district titles with one runner up finish in her three seasons

I loved the atmosphere when I visited the campus, the team, everything.

What is your favorite…

Why did you choose JMU?

What is something unique about you?

I’m right handed in everything I do except writing and eating.

Food: Everything that my mom cooks Movie: Remember the Titans Song: Better Days by the Goo Goo Dolls Athlete: John McEnroe

What are your favorite things to do off the court? Hanging out with friends, exercising, and movies.

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What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?

Laughing and joking around with my team.


athletes #15 Holly Wall

#1 Natalie Abel

Junior Outside Hitter Kaukauna, Wisc./Kaukauna Communication Sciences and Disorders major

Redshirt Sophomore Libero/Outside Hitter Washington, Pa./Trinity Engineering major

• Played in all thirty matches last season, starting 24 of them

• CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award

• Appeared in 26 matches as a redshirt freshman

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• Ended the season averaging 1.79 kills and 2.16 digs per set

• Dean’s List Fall 2009 • Finished the season with 10 or more digs in 10 matches and 20 or more digs in four matches

• Six career doubledoubles • Team-high 16 kills, career-high three assists, and nine digs against East Tennessee State

• One of Pennsylvania’s Finest 50 in volleyball as a high school sophomore, junior, and senior

• All-State as a high school senior and honorable mention as a sophomore and junior • Four-year scholastic starter in both volleyball and softball

• Broke school career kills record as a junior (405 season kills) and added to it as a senior to finish with 1,274 total • Three-time WPIAL First-Team selection

What are your favorite things to do off the court? Draw, paint and read.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

Anyplace on campus that has a great view of the mountains.

The quad because it reminds me of warm weather when everyone’s outside throwing Frisbee and loving life.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2010 season?

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?

Go to the conference tourney, and WIN IT!!

My awesome teammates and the tremendous support staff that we have.

What is your favorite JMU volleyball memory?

Beating Delaware at home.

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athletes #2 Danielle Erb Sophomore Outside Hitter Tampa, Fla./Plant Media Arts and Design major/Sports Communication minor • Third Team All-CAA and All-Rookie team selection

#7 Megan Wiechmann Sophomore Setter Sunland, Calif./Village Christian Undeclared major • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• Fifth in the CAA in assists with 8.63 assists per set and a total of 716 on the season

• Led the team with 315 kills, 3.03 kills per set, and 24 aces

• 13 matches with 30 or more assists

• Led Plant to three consecutive state championships and ranked 11th nationally in 2008 by MaxPreps.com

• Led the Crusaders to consecutive Olympic League championships and a CIF Southern Section title in 2007

• 2008 High School All-American by prepvolleyball.com • 2008 Florida’s Dairy Farmer Class 5A Player of the Year • Listed as top 300 recruit nationally by prepvolleyball. com

• L.A. Daily News First Team All-Area and First Team All-CIF as a senior with 8.81 assists per set • Three year All-League performer

Why did you choose JMU?

What are your favorite things to do off the court?

I chose JMU because it was a great school with a lot to offer!

Eat and sleep.

What is your favorite…

Possibly graduate school, but probably to find a secure job.

Food: Chips and Salsa Movie: I have way too many! Song: Rude Boy Athlete: Michael Jordan

What is something unique about you?

I took dance for 12 years.

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What do you want to do after college?

What is the best advice you have received? “Desire creates the power.” Hollingwell


athletes #11 Haley Jacobsen

#13 Meredith Riddell

Sophomore Middle Blocker Winchester, Va./Sherando Communication Sciences and Disorders major

Sophomore Right Side Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown Hospitality and Tourism Management major • Appeared in one match as a freshman

• Appeared in 26 matches, starting 14, as a freshman

• Recorded a dig and an ace against Presbyterian

• Ended the season with .79 kills per set and a total of 65 blocks

• All-District in PIAA District I as a senior • Second Team AllDelaware County and First Team All-Central League

• Five or more kills in six matches and five or more blocks in five matches • Three-year varsity starter for the Warriors • Led Sherando to District titles in 2008 and 2006 Why did you choose JMU?

I chose JMU for its outstanding academics and successful athletics. I loved the team when I first met them.

• Honorable mention All-County and Second Team All-League as a junior What is your favorite place on campus and why?

Good old Carrier Library, because other than my dorm and Godwin, that’s where I spent the most time.

What is your favorite…

Food: Lasagna Movie: Sweet Home Alabama Song: I Run to You – Lady Antebellum Athlete: Kerri Walsh

What are your favorite things to do off the court? Go shopping and go to the beach.

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to with JMU volleyball?

The University of Delaware match because it’s always a rival match and close to home so I get to see my family.

What is the best advice you have received? Never give up.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2010 season? Win CAA’s!

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athletes #3 Katie Daorai

#16 Kristi Richardson

Freshman Defensive Specialist Tampa, Fla./Plant Business major

Freshman Setter Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage Biology major

• Helped lead Plant H.S. to four consecutive Florida State Championships

• First Team Academic All-District • Honorable Mention Academic All-Region

• Prep Volleyball All-American Academic fifth team

• Co-MVP at Hermitage High School

• Second Team Western Conference Volleyball 2009

Why did you choose JMU?

I loved the coaches. They all play off each other really well. The campus is also just plain gorgeous and I am a sucker for beautiful sceneries.

Why did you choose JMU?

A great education opportunity and I fell in love with the campus.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2010 season?

What is something unique about you?

CAA Champions; Rookie of the Year

My dad’s side of the family is the royal family in Thailand, so I am royalty.

What do you want to do after college? Work with animals and in the marine science area.

What are your favorite things to do off the court? Hang out with friends, going to the beach, listening to music.

#8 Kelly Maguire Freshman Middle Blocker Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central Undecided major • First Team All-State • Academic All-American Highest Honorable Mention • Morris County Player of the Year and three-time AllCounty selecton Why did you choose JMU?

I choose JMU because it had everything that I was looking for in a college. Even after visiting multiple times I never secondguessed myself for my college pick.

What is your favorite…

Food: Sushi Movie: The Hangover Song: Free Fallin’ by John Mayer Athlete: Misty May

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball? All of the girls work really hard and are always really enthusiastic.

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TRADITION

The Dukes won the CAA championship in their first season under Disa Garner in 2000.

Allyson Halls ranks among the JMU career leaders in kills, blocks, and hitting percentage. She was a three-time All-CAA and All-State selection and an AVCA All-Region selection in 2006.

Kate Fuchs holds six of JMU’s eight career and season blocks records, including total blocks and block average.

Lauren Miles, a three-time All-CAA honoree, holds JMU’s assist average record at 11.38 assists per set and ranks second in total assists with 4,178.

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TRADITION Jena Pierson holds the JMU and CAA career digs record with 2,189 and also ranks among the NCAA career leaders. College Volleyball Update named her one of the top five liberos in the nation in 2006 and 2007 and made her a First Team Stellar Spiker in 2007 as one of the top 14 players in the nation. Lindsay Collingwood (96-99) owns six career records at JMU, including kills and aces.

Karla Gessler (97-00) is the program’s only four-time First Team All-CAA selection. She also holds the career attack percentage record of .342.

Dana Jones (00-03) was a three-time All-CAA honoree and ranks in the top five in career kills, kill average, attempts, hitting percentage, blocks, and aces.

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TRADITION

Debbie Prince (9295) was a threetime All-CAA pick and played in more games than any other JMU player with 494.

Sandy Heinbach (l) and Debi Griffith (r) display the 1984 ECAC South championship trophy.

Krysta Cannon, JMU’s all-time assists leader, was CAA CoRookie of the Year in 2002.

JMU captured its first CAA championship in 1999.

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AWARDS CAA Awards 2009 2008 2007 2006

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

Danielle Erb, Third Team, All-Rookie Lauren Miles, Second Team Kelly Turner, All-Rookie Team Allyson Halls, First Team Jena Pierson, Second Team Lauren Miles, Third Team Lindsay Callahan, All-Rookie Team Allyson Halls, First Team Jena Pierson, First Team, Defensive Specialist of the Year Lauren Miles, Second Team Kaitlin McFaddin, All-Rookie Team Disa Garner, Coach of the Year Allyson Halls, Second Team Kelsey McNamara, All-Rookie Team Emilee Hussack, Second Team Jena Pierson, All-Rookie Team Dana Jones, First Team Krysta Cannon, Second Team Dana Jones, First Team Jessica Evers, Second Team Kate Fuchs, Second Team Larissa Winkler, Second Team Krysta Cannon, Co-Rookie of the Year Disa Garner, Co-Coach of the Year Danielle Heinbaugh, First Team Dana Jones, Second Team Karla Gessler, First Team Larissa Daily, Second Team Lindsay Collingwood, First Team, Player of the Year Karla Gessler, First Team Taryn Kirk, First Team Christiana Gianino, Second Team Chris Beerman, Coach of the Year Lindsay Collingwood, First Team Karla Gessler, First Team Christian Gianino, Second Team Sara Kidd, Second Team Lindsay Collingwood, First Team Karla Gessler, First Team, Rookie of the Year Kari Kopnicky, Second Team Beth Tyson, Second Team Debbi Prince, Second Team Debbi Prince, First Team Debbi Prince, Second Team Zoe Anastas, First Team Susan Martin, Second Team Patti Bucaria, First Team Melissa Skasko, Second Team Mary Harrington, Coach of the Year Patti Ray, Second Team Pat Murphy, Second Team Dina Thomas, First Team Pat Murphy, Second Team Cathy Cole, First Team Rosemary McHugh, First Team Dina Thomas, Second Team Cathy Cole, First Team

Virginia SID State Awards 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997

Lauren Miles (Second Team) Jena Pierson (First Team) Allyson Halls (First Team) Jena Pierson (First Team) Allyson Halls (First Team) Lauren Miles (Second Team) Disa Garner (Coach of the Year) Allyson Halls (Second Team) Emilee Hussack (Second Team) Krysta Cannon (Second Team) Dana Jones (First Team) Krysta Cannon (Second Team) Kate Fuchs (Second Team) Dana Jones (First Team) Larissa Winkler (Second Team) Larissa Daily (Second Team) Karla Gessler (First Team) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team, Player of the Year) Chris Beerman (Coach of the Year) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team) Karla Gessler (First Team) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team)

Patti Bucari

AVCA All-Region Awards 2006 1999

Jena Pierson, Honorable Mention Allyson Halls, Honorable Mention Lindsay Collingwood

CVU Stellar Spikers (national top 80 players) 2007 2006

Jena Pierson (First Team) Jena Pierson (Honorable Mention) Allyson Halls (Honorable Mention)

CVU National Libero of the Year 2007 2006

Jena Pierson (Honorable Mention) Jena Pierson (Honorable Mention)

Dina Thomas

Jena Pierson

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Top 5 leaders Games Played 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

494 474 464 441 433

Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1872 1566 1305 1198 1157

Debbi Prince (1992-95) Molly Ball (1988-91) Susan Martin (1992-94, 96) Patti Bucaria (1989-92) Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99)

Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Dana Jones (2000-03) Allyson Halls (2004-07) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Karla Gessler (1997-00)

Kill Average

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4490 4178 3296 2993 2518

Krysta Cannon (2002-05) Lauren Miles (2005-) Amber Jaunrubenis (1990-93) Christina Gianino (1996-99) Kari Kopnicky (1995-97)

Assist Average

(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 11.38 Lauren Miles (2005-) 2. 11.33 Krysta Cannon (2002-05) 3. 9.9 Kari Kopnicky (1995-97) 4. 8.5 Cathy Cole (1986-87) 5. 7.9 Amber Jaunrubenis (1990-93)

Service Aces

(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 4.32 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 2. 3.80 Dana Jones (2000-03) 3. 3.60 Allyson Halls (2004-07) 4. 3.26 Lindsay Callahan (2007-current) 5. 3.05 Larissa Winkler (1998-00,02)

1. 204 2. 151 3. 150 4. 148 5. 146

Attack Attempts

(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 0.47 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 2. 0.36 Dana Jones (2000-03) 3. 0.35 Christina Gianino (1996-99) 4. 0.33 Patti Bucaria (1989-92) 0.33 Cathy Cole (1986-87)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4750 3683 3110 2978 2977

Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Dana Jones (2000-03) Susan Martin (1992-94,96) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Emilee Hussack (2002-05)

Hitting Percentage+

Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Molly Ball (1988-91) Susan Martin (1992-94, 96) Dana Jones (2000-03) Patti Bucaria (1989-92)

Ace Average

Digs

(min. two seasons) 1. .342 Karla Gessler (1997-00) 2. .318 Taryn Kirk (1996-99) 3. .298 Allyson Halls (2004-07) 4. .294 Cathy Cole (1986-87) 5. .292 Dana Jones (2000-03)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Solo Blocks

(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 5.25 Jena Pierson (2004-07) 2. 3.62 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 3. 2.99 Sara Kidd (1997-98) 4. 2.78 Jessica Evers (1999-2002) 5. 2.63 Larissa Winkler (1998-2000, 02)

1. 131 2. 112 3. 95 4. 90 5. 87

Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) Karla Gessler (1997-00) Beth Tyson (1994-97) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Pat Murphy (1986-89)

Block Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

402 363 318 306 290

Kate Fuchs (2001-04) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Dana Jones (2000-03) Allyson Halls (2004-07) Susan Martin (1992-94,96)

2189 1570 1210 1084 1022

Lauren Miles

Jena Pierson (2004-07) Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Molly Ball (1988-91) Patti Bucaria (1989-92) Karla Gessler (1997-00)

Dig Average

Note: Records include Division I seasons only.

Total Blocks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

485 453 398 387 371

Kate Fuchs (2001-04) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) Karla Gessler (1997-00) Dana Jones (2000-03)

Molly Ball

Block Average

(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 1.22 Kate Fuchs (2001-04) 2. 1.02 Taryn Kirk (1996-99) 3. 1.01 Allyson Halls (2004-07) 4. 0.98 Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) 5. 0.96 Melissa Skasko (1990-91)

Assists

Dana Jones

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CAA CAA Volleyball • Volleyball became a CAA sport in 1984 • Top four teams advance to CAA postseason tournament • CAA tournament hosted by top seed. •Champion receives automatic bid to 64-team NCAA championship

JMU in the CAA (since 1984) •Champion 1984, 1999, 2000 •Runner-up seven times •48 All-CAA selections •22 All-Tournament selections •Eight All-Rookie selections (award started 2004) •CAA Player of the Year 1999 •CAA Defensive Player of the Year 2006 •CAA Rookie of the Year 1996, 1997, 2002 •CAA Tournament MVP 1999, 2000 •CAA Coach of the Year 1991, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006

Jena Pierson, pictured with CAA Assistant Commissioner Brad Taylor, became the first JMU player to earn CAA Defensive Specialist of the Year in 2006.

CAA Tournament MVP Karla Gessler and Sara Leveen accept the 2000 championship trophy from CAA Assistant Commissioner Ann-Tyler Sangston.

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Disa Garner makes her acceptance speech after being named 2002 CAA Co-Coach of the Year


CAA By the Numbers 12 8 5

member schools (10 play volleyball) states represented of the nine largest television media markets nationwide – New York (1), Philadelphia (4), Boston (6), Washington, D.C. (8), Atlanta (9)

Lindsay Collingwood was the 1999 CAA Player of the Year.

JMU was wellrepresented with six total awards in 2006, including Jena Pierson (First Team/D.S.), Kaitlin McFaddin (All-Rookie), Disa Garner (Coach of the Year), Lauren Miles (Second Team), and Allyson Halls (First Team).

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this is jmu JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 18,400 students may choose from 108 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 61/39 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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this is jmu

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this is jmu • U.S. News & World Report in its 2010 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 16th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2010 ranked JMU 21st nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • BusinessWeek magazine in 2010 ranked JMU’s College of Business 12th nationally among business schools at public universities and 41st among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, va. A Great College Town Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s hightech, educational world.

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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flatscreen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • JMU’s athletic hall of fame

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Terrence Apted Academic Advisor

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strength&conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists

Greg Werner Head Coach/ Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91

Callye Williams Senior Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Mississippi State ‘06

Lee Rowland Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Iowa State ‘05

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strength&conditioning

“Our focus is to enhance the team’s ability to become more explosive, stronger, and better conditioned than any other team in the CAA. We will create an environment through strength and conditioning that will give them the mental toughness and determination to achieve success on the court.” Callye Williams Senior Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

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sports medicine • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-athletes • Staff includes 20 boardcertified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowshiptrained orthopedist from the University of Virginia

Stephanie Pikus Team Athletic Trainer

• Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of studentathletes

West Chester ‘10

Tom Kuster, ATC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician

Dr. Mark Miller Team Orthopedic Surgeon

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JMU Volleyball info Home Arena & Capacity/Surface: Sinclair Gymnasium in Godwin Hall (2,000) Office Location: Godwin Hall 204 Telephone: (540) 568-6463 Fax: (540) 568-3489 E-mail: w-volleyball@jmu.edu Mailing Address: Volleyball 261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Lauren Steinbrecher: (540) 568-6463 sauerla@jmu.edu Assistant Coaches Casey Steinbrecher: (540) 568-2963 steinbcb@jmu.edu Ron Sweet: (540) 568-7981 sweetrs@jmu.edu Administrative Assistant Teresa Somma: (540) 568-6164 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Greg Werner, Callye Williams

Directions & Maps

A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at www.jmu.edu/ map. For directions visit JMUSports.com and click on Facilities.

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Template Design: Grant Hawkins Design, McKinney, Texas Design: Teresa Craig Photography: Cathy Kushner, Diane Elliott, Melinda Westhoff, and others

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

David Biancamano

Mike Carpenter

Assistant AD, Athletic Development

Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

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Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications



2010-11 JMU Volleyball Guide